Published: Wednesday, 30 September 2015

The Marina Industries Association (MIA) has announced the appointment of James Burbury to the Board of the MIA ­­.

James Burbury Appointed To Marina Industries Association

(James Burbury)

The MIA is the peak industry body for the marina industries across the Asia-Pacific region. The association is dedicated to the needs of marina owners and operators of berthing, mooring, storage and slipway/workshop facilities connected to sailing, cruising and general boating. MIA also services the needs of vendor businesses that supply goods and services to marinas. MIA's mission is to support the sustainable development of the marina industries through education, accreditation and research programs. 

Burbury is the Managing Director of Burbury Consulting, a Tasmanian-based specialist engineering and project management company that provides services across the civil, structural and maritime engineering industries. The company undertakes a range of engineering projects including marina projects in Australia and overseas.  

“I look forward to supporting the MIA with its focus on industry education, accreditation, standards and research,” says Burbury. “The MIA is clearly the lead industry association in the Asia Pacific region. I look forward to contributing to MIA’s growing role in assisting industry development across the region.”   

MIA President Andrew Chapman described Burbury as an excellent addition to the 10-person MIA Board.

“James brings very relevant experience, skills and energy to the Board,” says Chapman. “He will be most active in guiding the direction of MIA strategy particularly in the areas of environmental and marina design standards. I am sure he will also be an effective voice for the needs of the marina industry in Tasmania.”

MIA recently accredited Singapore’s Marina at Keppel Bay (MKB) as Asia’s first ‘Fish Friendly Marina’.